FEP European Photo Book of the Year Award 2013, Printissimo nominiert 2013
Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015

Irina Georgieva Bokova, Sebastian Kurz
Photography: Lois Lammerhuber
24 x 32 cm, 448 pages, 274 photos
Arabic, Chinese, German, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Hardback in a slipcase
Updated 2nd edition
ISBN 978-3-901753-94-7
September 2015


The headquarters of UNESCO in Paris house one of te most fascinating and extraordinary art collection in the world. This UNESCO collection was neither planned nor curated by anyone. It came about through gifts from artists, representatives of the member states, visitors and personalities who wanted to support UNESCO’s aims in this way. The collection is global and, unencumbered by any thematic constraints, includes all kinds of styles and forms of expression. This wide range reflects UNESCO’s philosophy of “Building a Culture of Peace” perfectly.

„With the greatest respect for the creative geniuses behind these works of art, I have tried in this project to add a new interpretative facet to these masterpieces in my visual language. I am honoured to have entered into an intellectual and artistic photographic dialogue with them“, Lois Lammerhuber recounts.


Irina Georgieva Bokova

is a Bulgarian politician and the incumbent Director-General of UNESCO.

Lois Lammerhuber

is a photographer and publisher. His close collaboration with GEO Magazine started in 1984, continues to this day, and has greatly influenced his approach to photography. His pictures have been published in hundreds of books and magazines and earned him international awards, including three times the Graphis Photo Awards for the world’s best photo report of the year. He joined the Art Directors Club New York in 1994. In 1996 he set up Edition Lammerhuber publishing house. In 2014 he received the Republic of Austria’s Cross of Honour, First Class, for Science and Art, followed in 2017 by the Golden Medal of Honour for Services to the City of Vienna, the Prize for Special Merit for Representative and Media Art by the City of Baden and the Grand Medal of Honour for Services to the Province of Lower Austria. In 2018 he became Director of the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo.

Sebastian Kurz

is an Austrian politician, who has been Austria's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration since 2013.